Posts Tagged ‘GINA’

GINA law’s impact on social media under review

November 28, 2009

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act which went into effect on Nov. 20th is being reviewed by the EEOC in terms of its impact on social networking.  As written, it could lead to a ban on employers using social networking sites to screen potential job candidates so the EEOC is soliciting public imput on how social media should be handle by the act.

 

New employment law bans use of social media

November 21, 2009

The Genetic Information Non-Discrimination (GINA) Act takes effect today and according to experts on the law, will prohibit employers from reviewing Facebook etc. for information about a job candidate’s genetic information.